Which Overwatch 2 characters are LGBTQIA+?

Theo Burman
overwatch 2 heroes fighting together

As more and more heroes have been added to Overwatch over the years, Blizzard has taken the opportunity to delve into their backstories, and they’ve confirmed that several characters are LGBT+.

As well as several confirmed heroes, there’s also speculation about the sexuality of other characters, including side characters in the lore.

With Pride Month 2023 on its way, we can expect Blizzard to give us some more information on which characters are LGBT+.

Lifeweaver (Pansexual)

Lifeweaver in Overwatch 2

Lifeweaver is openly pansexual, meaning he’s attracted to people of all genders.

This was confirmed by Blizzard on his release, and makes him one of the first pansexual characters in a large AAA game like Overwatch.

In-game, he has flirtatious interactions with several different heroes including Baptiste.

Tracer (Lesbian)

Tracer in Overwatch 2

The poster child for Overwatch since 2015, Tracer is the game’s only confirmed lesbian character, and has been since release.

She is in a long-term relationship with a side character called Emily, who she lives with in King’s Row. This has been referenced frequently since release, but there’s also a comic that goes deeper into their relationship.

Soldier 76 (Gay)

Soldier 76 in Overwatch

Overwatch 2’s resident veteran is gay, though not many people know it.

Soldier 76 was confirmed to be gay a few years after the game’s release, and while he isn’t as well recognized as Tracer, many fans were pleased at the announcement.

It’s not known if he has any partners at the moment.


A screenshot featuring Venture from Overwatch 2.

Confirmed at BlizzCon 2023, Venture is the most recent hero to join the roster, and they’re also the newest LGBT hero. The character designer has confirmed that they use they/them pronouns, indicating that the new hero is non-binary.

Pharah (Lesbian)

Pharah’s sexuality has been a hot topic in the community since the game’s launch, especially with how prominent her playstyle with Mercy was.

During Pride 2023, Pharah was confirmed to be a lesbian in the short story “As You Are”.

Baptiste (Bisexual)

In that same story Baptiste was also revealed to be bi, though this had been teased through several of his voicelines with Lifeweaver.

For more news and updates on Overwatch 2, check out our guide for Lifeweaver, the newest support.